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  • Overleaf shortlisted for the 2015 ALPSP award for Innovation in Publishing

    Posted by John on July 2, 2015
    ALPSP Award Finalist Overleaf

    Exciting news! Overleaf has been shortlisted for the 2015 ALPSP award for Innovation in Publishing!

    This is a great way to start the second half of a year which has already seen some major new platform developments (e.g. offline editing support via Git) and partnerships (e.g. with the Genetics Society of America) alongside the launch of our new Overleaf for Institutions service now in use university-wide at world leading institutions such as Stanford University and more.

    This also comes hot on the heels of Overleaf co-founder Dr John Hammersley being named as one of this year's Rising Stars by the Bookseller, and is a testament to all the hard work the team has put into developing Overleaf into the platform it is today, serving over 200,000 authors around the world.

    Chair of the judging panel, Richard Gedye, observed:

    'Scholarly publishing provides an increasingly complex service and this was reflected in the quality of this year's submissions. After careful consideration, the panel has selected a shortlist which they believe includes some of the most innovative projects and services today.'

    Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive of ALPSP noted:

    'The ALPSP Awards allow us to shine the spotlight on some of the best new initiatives in our industry and demonstrate how rapidly publishing is evolving in line with the needs of today's scholarly community.'

    About Overleaf

    Overleaf is an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools – specializing in cloud-based scientific documents. The Overleaf platform, with over 200,000 users, is an online service that makes the process of writing, collaborating, editing and publishing scientific content much quicker and easier. It brings the whole scientific documentation process into one place in the cloud – from idea to writing to review to publication.

    Overleaf was founded as WriteLaTeX by mathematicians John Hammersley and John Lees-Miller in 2012, and is now supported by Digital Science, a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities.

    Visit and follow @Overleaf on Twitter.

    About the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

    The ALPSP awards are open to any new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The winners must demonstrate excellence in terms of originality and innovation, significance and value to the community, utility and long-term viability.

    For further information, please see ALPSP's official announcement of the 2015 award shortlist and follow @ALPSP on Twitter.

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